When it comes to your bathroom, green is definitely in. Not only are eco-friendly designs very attractive, they also help you leave the least amount of carbon footprint. There are a variety of ways you can make your bathroom more eco-friendly – from your fixtures down to the type of flooring you choose.
Make an informed choice and make your bathroom more environmentally friendly by taking inspiration from our suggestions below:
Tip #1: Choose eco-friendly flooring
There is a common misconception when it comes to eco-friendly flooring – most people think they can’t withstand the moist and busy environment of a bathroom. This misconception is false. Due to the increase in demand for more eco-friendly flooring solutions, manufacturers have stepped up their game – both in aesthetic and functionality.
Glass tiles and rubber are only some eco-friendly flooring options that are becoming more and more popular due to their durability, sustainability and overall look. These flooring options are also a whole lot cheaper compared to their more traditional counterparts because they are manufactured without much strain on resources.
Tip #2: Ditch your bathtub
Bathtubs are slowly becoming the thing of the past. Bathtubs are very water-intensive fixtures and can take a whole lot of space in your bathroom. More and more homeowners are making the switch to standing shower stalls because they save on space and water.
Tip #3: Invest in a SMART toilet
The older your toilet gets, the more water it wastes. Investing in a toilet that has a built in dual-flush mechanism can help you save water. Toilets with a built-in dual flush mechanism allow users to opt for a low-volume flush (which uses less water) when you’re doing number 1 and has a high-volume flush control for more intensive flushing needs.
Tip #4: Install a low-flow showerhead
If you are the type of person who lingers in the shower, you might want to consider installing a low-flow showerhead. While a typical showerhead uses 5 to 8 gallons of water per use, a low-flow showerhead typically uses about 2.5 gallons of water per use. Low-flow showerheads are also energy-savers – as they are able to heat your water more efficiently compared to their predecessors.
Tip #5: Replace leaky faucets
Replacing leaky faucets may seem like a typical home improvement project to you but can actually help make your bathroom more eco-friendly. Leaky faucets waste gallons and gallons of water per day – do not let precious water go to waste and call a pro today.
Imagine the savings you’ll make by making this quick tweak in your bathroom. While you are at it, you might want to consider installing motion-activated faucets, too. These technologically advanced fixtures can actually help you change your water-wasting habits.
Make the switch and make your bathroom more eco-friendly, today. Hayes Plumbing has seasoned plumbers and contractors who provide bathroom repair and renovation services in the greater Durham region. Hayes Plumbing has been the most trusted name in plumbing and repair since 1961. Contact us today and find out how we can help you make your bathroom more eco-friendly by calling 905.576.3043.